News & events
- How well does bariatric surgery work? September 2, 2014
The number of bariatric surgeries done each year in the United States has ballooned. Now, in an August 27 state-of-the-art review in The BMJ and a September 3 editorial in JAMA, David Arterburn, MD, MPH, weighs the evidence on the benefits and risks of the various types of this surgery.
Group Health establishes major initiative to prevent opioid abuse and overdose
In interviews with prominent media outlets, Michael Von Korff, ScD, continued to weigh in on the discussion over national trends in long-term prescribing of opioid drugs for chronic noncancer pain:
- USA Today (syndicated in 50 other outlets), Aug 15, 2014
Millions with disabilities get heavy-duty painkillers in potentially fatal doses.
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